Antique school supplies from the 1870s
Andrews’ noiseless drawing slates
These slates are intended to amuse as well as instruct children, and are suitable for use in schools and families. All children love to draw, and are continually copying on their slates such simple pictures as they can find.
Andrews’ drawing slates supply them not only with the surface to draw upon, but with large numbers of simple and attractive pictures for copying. The cut represents one side of a slate and its frame, showing samples of the 150 different copies found on these slate frames.
These pictures are not only pleasing in themselves, but convey much interesting and useful information in regard to forms of plants, flowers, animals, and architectural and classic figures and ornaments.
They have been accurately drawn by a well-known artist —the plants and animals from nature, and the classic and architectural forms from the best authorities—and carefully engraved in outline.
They may be relied upon as correct, and in connection with a dictionary, and parents ready to answer or help their children find answers to the thousand questions which the pictures suggest, will furnish the means for many hours of useful and delightful Holiday occupation. These Slates have a noiseless felt rim.
Andrew’s noiseless drawing slates in action
The spelling stick
The spelling stick is a simple device, and most useful for teaching spelling to primary classes. It consists of a piece of wood grooved for holding letters, and has a handle as shown in the cut.
It is accompanied by letters on cardboard, and is an efficient instrument for instruction in the arrangement of letters and their combination into words. An entire class can be taught by it as readily as a single pupil.
Antique school supplies: School mottoes
These mottoes are intended to adorn the walls of the schoolroom, as well as aid in moral instruction. They are printed on heavy cardboard in brilliant and attractive colors, an assortment of which is placed in each set. The letters are large and distinct, and a neat ornamented border encloses each card.
Their cheerful appearance with the judicious and appropriate sentiments presented, cannot fail to please the eye, and be of lasting benefit to the pupil. The low price at which they are furnished allows for their being placed in every schoolroom. The set consists of the following mottoes:
- I am Late.
- Diligence Enriches.
- Sloth Impoverishes.
- Time is Money.
- Know Thyself.
- I shall Succeed.
- Learn to Wait.
- I will Try.
- Strive to Please.
- Strive to Win.
- Dare to do Right.
- Speak the Truth.
- Hasten Slowly.
- No Lie Thrives.
- I am Early.
- I’ll do it Well.
- Forgive others sooner than yourself.
- Where there is a will there is a way.
- Make a good rule and keep it.
- Well begun is half done.
Webster’s Dictionaries for the classroom of the 1800s
3,000 Engravings. Biographical Dictionary. Supplement of New Words. 1840 Pages, Quarto. 10,000 Words and Meanings not in other Dictionaries. Four Pages Colored Plates. A Whole Library in Itself. Invaluable in any Family, and in any School.
Contains 3,000 illustrations, nearly three times as many as any other Dictionary. Look at the three pictures of a ship, on page 1751 — these alone illustrate the meaning of more than 100 words and terms far better than they can be defined in words. More than 30,000 copies have been placed in the public schools of the United States.
Recommended by State Superintendents of Schools in 34 different States, and more than 50 College Presidents. Embodies about 100 years of literary labor, and is several years later than any other large Dictionary. The sale of Webster’s Dictionaries is 20 times as great as the sale of any other series of Dictionaries.
Combination slate desk, monitor slate desk, and portable slate desk
Antique school supplies for teachers from the 1880s
Monroe’s primary reading charts
I can run. I can hop. See me run. See me hop. It is fun, fun, fun. Hop, hop. Run, run.
Victorian school merchandise catalog
Victorian-era school supplies from the 1890s
Dove school crayons (colored chalk)
Various slate pencils, including German slate pencils, New York soapstone pencils, Winter’s slate pencils, Slate pencils in boxes and in wood.
Antique school supplies: Dixon’s “high school” pencils
American Graphite Polygrade Pencils. For offices, schools, and counting-rooms. Round and hexagon shape, regular and tablet size.
Antique school supplies
Featuring pen holders, (round) footballs, school bags and knapsacks in various designs for boys and girls.
School bags in different styles
Drawing books, plus old shawl and book straps
Vintage paper tablets
Comes in Full weight, Flower fancies, Up to date, Solider, Nation’s emblems, Outing, Trilby, Doll Series, and Earth.
Old-fashioned composition books
Old E Faber’s fine-grade lead pencils
Featuring “Siberian,” Freehand drawing, Student’s drawing, University, Artistic drawing, Star, and School.
Vintage school supplies from the 1910s
Rub Out erasers
Royal Star paper fasteners: Brass brads
Antique school reward certificates with quill designs
Old school reward certificates, with drawings of children